How Many CBD Gummies Should I Take?

How Many CBD Gummies Should I Take?

CBD gummies are a delicious way to ingest either a daily dose of cannabidiol (CBD). However, many people wonder, ‘how many CBD gummies should I eat?’ The tasty, chewy morsels might taste like your favorite candy, but they are actually a potent health supplement favored by users to alleviate a wide array of health issues such as chronic pain, nausea, insomnia, stress, and more. 

In this guide, we will examine how to establish a CBD gummy dosage that fits your body’s particular needs. Orally ingesting CBD via candy-like edibles is a wonderful way to ensure you are receiving a precise dosage of the cannabinoid when needed. It takes away any guessing about dosage that you might experience with other forms of cannabidiol such as vapes, oils, and topicals.  

Why Use CBD Gummies?

If you are seeking a way to easily ingest CBD without guessing about dosage, then gummies are a wonderful option. With CBD there is no standard dosage. Instead, you have to find your own sweet spot. A good rule of thumb is to start out with a low dosage gummy and increase it as needed if you do not gain the results you seek. You have to consider the potency of the gummy, your own body weight, metabolism, and sensitivity to the cannabinoid. 

After ingesting a CBD gummy, remember that it does take time to take effect. It is not as rapid as a CBD vape or oil which is quickly absorbed into your bloodstream. It usually takes anywhere from 30 minutes up to two hours to feel the cannabinoids' impact, so you’ll definitely want to experiment with dosage, potency, and time taken to determine what works best for your needs. 

CBD Gummies Benefits

You might be wondering why use CBD gummies? Well, there are a lot of advantages to the ingestible supplement.

Large Selection

CBD gummies come in a variety of shapes, flavors, sizes, and potencies. Some are sweet and others are sure to fit every taste. Lunchbox Alchemy offers broad and full spectrum CBD gummies in a variety of dosages (from 250 milligrams all the way to 1500 milligrams per bottle).  You can order their CBD gummies online for convenient front door delivery. Choose from gummies specifically designed for pain, sleep, and stress. 

Easy to Use

With CBD gummies, you never have to guess about dosage. You’ll know exactly how much CBD you are ingesting per gummy. The gummies are easy to use because they aren’t messy and do not take up an excessive amount of space. You can carry a bottle in your auto’s glovebox, purse, desk, or medicine cabinet for use when needed. Simply store the gummies in a cool location, away from the sun, so they don’t become excessively hot and melt. 

With CBD gummies, you pop one in your mouth to enjoy. You can chew the gummy or let it slowly dissolve to relish the flavor. You don’t have to worry about vaping the CBD or using a dropper to measure out CBD oil which can easily become messy. Gummies are discreet and always ideal for fast ingestion. 

How Many CBD Gummies Should I Eat at a Time?

Yes, they are a delicious candy-like supplement, but remember they are also highly potent. Start with a relatively low dose and then increase as needed. There is no optimum dosage because everyone’s metabolism and physical needs differ.

Try to start with a low dosage and then increase if needed until you reach your target level. 

A standard recommendation:  25 mg gummy for a regular dose and 50 mg gummy for a strong dose. 

Once the gummy starts to take effect in the body, it can last from four to six hours depending on your body’s metabolism. 

CBD Dosage Chart

Below is a standard CBD dosage chart. Remember, you can always cut a gummy in half to better fit your particular dosage needs. You should always consult a health care provider for guidance related to your needs.

Body Weight 

Regular Dose 

Strong Dose 

50 lbs. 

12.5 mg 

25 mg 

100 lbs. 

25 mg 

50 mg 

150 lbs. 

37.5 mg 

75 mg 

200 lbs. 

50 mg 

100 mg 

250 lbs. 

62.5 mg 

125 mg 

 

Calculating the Proper Dosage of CBD Gummies

Most people take from one to five CBD gummies per day depending on the potency of the gummies and the reason why the user is taking the gummies. Remember, there is no actual universal CBD dosage, so you’ll need to experiment to see exactly what works best for your body, so you can reap the benefits of CBD gummies. 

Can You Overdose on CBD Gummies?

One of the biggest risks of using CBD gummies is getting carried away eating the chewy tidbits. They taste good so some people seem to forget they are actually a potent health supplement and instead view them as a candy-like treat. You don’t want to ingest more than your body needs. 

You cannot fatally overdose on CBD gummies, but you can take too much of a good thing. Some users might suffer an upset stomach and nausea if they consume too many CBD gummies. Other potential side effects according to the Mayo Clinic include diarrhea, fatigue, dry mouth, and dizziness.

Finding the Best CBD Gummies for Your Needs

Finding the Best CBD Gummies for Your Needs

One thing you’ll learn when using CBD gummies is that the ideal dosage will vary, and the quality of the product does impact how many CBD gummies you’ll need to take. Picking the best CBD gummies is just as important as determining the proper dosage. 

You’ll find CBD gummies for sale at a number of places. They are widely sold online and at brick-and-mortar establishments. However, not all CBD gummies are created equal. 

Below are a few things to consider when buying CBD gummies:

  • Hemp Source:  Hemp oil vs. CBD oil does matter. Pick CBD gummies made from non-GMO, organic hemp. A healthy hemp plant produces a high yield of potent CBD that is then used in full-spectrum gummies. Mass-produced hemp that has been exposed to harmful pesticides and fertilizers might contain levels of contamination from exposure. At Lunchbox Alchemy, all CBD gummies are made from 100% organic CBD grown naturally in Oregon. All of the CBD products have undergone independent third-party laboratory testing to guarantee purity. 
  • Extraction Method:  Two of the most common extraction methods used for CBD include CO2 extraction and ethanol extraction The best extraction method remains CO2 extraction because it effectively captures the phytochemical profile of the plant without the use of harmful solvents that can leave a residue in the CBD. 
  • Third-Party Laboratory Testing:  Any CBD gummies you purchase should have undergone independent third-party laboratory testing to not only guarantee purity but also potency. If they have not been lab testing them, you should avoid the brand.
  • Reputation:  Always take the time to examine the reputation of the brand you are purchasing the CBD gummies from to ensure that they are reputable and stand behind their product.  

FAQ About CBD Gummies

FAQ About CBD Gummies

Below we will explore a few of the most frequently asked questions about CBD gummies. 

What are the Various Kinds of CBD Gummies?

Lunchbox Alchemy sells broad-spectrum and full-spectrum gummies. However, when shopping for CBD gummies, you’ll also encounter CBD isolates.

  • Broad Spectrum CBD gummies contain no THC but have all of the other natural occurring cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. 
  • Full Spectrum CBD gummies contain all of the natural cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, including THC (with less than 0.03% THC). Many users believe that all of the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant work together to create a beneficial whole plant effect on the body (referred to as homeostasis).
  • CBD Isolate gummies contain only CBD and no other cannabinoids.  

Some users of CBD gummies want to avoid THC because they worry about even a small percentage showing up on a drug test, so they opt to use either broad-spectrum CBD gummies or a CBD isolate. 

How Many CBD Gummies Can I Take in a Day?

Everyone’s body type and metabolism are different. For many users, half a CBD gummy will suffice but for others, they might need a higher dosage of CBD. Start out with a low dosage, wait at least an hour, and if you don’t feel that you have gained the results you seek then increase your dosage. 

Do CBD Gummies Work as Well as Other CBD Products?

Absolutely. However, think of them as a slow burn instead of a rapid-fire. If you vape CBD or use a CBD oil sublingually, you will feel the effects quicker because, unlike a CBD gummy, the cannabinoid enters your bloodstream rapidly. However, the effects are no more potent. You simply must plan ahead when taking a CBD gummy and know that you won’t achieve instantaneous results. 

Will CBD Gummies Make Me High?

No, CBD gummies themselves will not make you high, CBD is a non-psychoactive element of the hemp plant. However, per the 2018 Farm Bill CBD products can contain 0.03% THC which is often labeled as full-spectrum CBD, while it likely will not have a psychoactive effect some people who are more sensitive to THC may feel psychoactivity from products labeled as full-spectrum CBD.

Conclusion

CBD gummies are an easy and delicious way to reap the benefits of the cannabinoid. You always know exactly how much CBD each gummy contains so you can quickly adjust your dosage to meet your body’s needs.

Check out Lunchbox Alchemy’s full line of broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD gummies. You’ll find a CBD potency and formula for all of your particular needs.